United States Attorney David Capp

Northern District of Indiana

E. Ross Adair Federal Building & United States Courthouse

1300 South Harrison Street, Room 3128

Fort Wayne, Indiana  46802

Hammond                                                      South Bend                                           Fort Wayne



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         CONTACT: Mary Hatton

February 15, 2013                                                                               PHONE: (219) 937-5603

www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/                                                                                                  FAX (219) 852-2770






                Fort Wayne, Indiana- The United States Attorney’s Office announced the following activity:




Joseph Klinker, 38, of Decatur, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Roger Cosbey to the felony offense of bank fraud.  Magistrate Cosbey is recommending that the district court accept the tendered guilty plea.  Parties have 10 days in which to object to the magistrate judge’s recommendation. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley Miller Lowery.



If convicted in court, any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.




Travis Black, 30, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced by District Judge Theresa Springmann to 50 months imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of maintaining a residence for the purpose of manufacturing and distributing marijuana.  This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Fort Wayne Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony Geller.